When a young teenager is bitten by a radioactive spider, he gets some help from some outlandish doppelgangers in order to stop an inter-dimensional calamity.
Review 2018 by Flytrap
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Written by: Phil Lord
Based on characters created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, (Spider-Man}
Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli (Miles Morales)
Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Woman)
Tom DeFalco and Mark Armstrong (Peter Porker)
David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky, and Carmine Di Giandomenico (Spider-Man Noir)
Gerard Way, Jake Wyatt (Peni Parker)
Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman,
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin
The complete cast and crew are here
Running time: 117 Min
After being bitten by the spider and witnessing a plot to scramble the universes, Miles Morales must deal with his developing powers, the imminent threat to the Multiverse, and worse of all, school.
This movie was a lot of fun, especially when watching Miles try to cope with changes to his body (a metaphor for puberty?), a new school, and his father, a cop who hates Spider-Man. Great story with great characters and a score that doesn’t beat you over the head with its own importance.
My one complaint is with some of the animation. Although most of it is top-notch, some of the backgrounds look like they were meant to be in 3-D and was causing me some eye strain.
But overall, I highly recommend this one. The 3-D version might be worth the extra buck$. There is a mostly useless post-credits scene.
Flytrap rating: 9/10
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